Safe laptop CPU, GPU temperatures, need advice

Vykiss

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Hi everyone,

My 3 year old Asus N56VZ got a motherboard and CPU change at warranty service. It has an i7 Intel 3630QM 2,4 GHz processor and Nvidia 650M GT dedicated graphics card. Since the warranty service ive grown suspicious of my laptops running temperatures, the fans started spinning really fast on idle, and the air from the exhaust pipes were really hot, considering this was never an issue before and the laptop was on idle.

I downloaded SpeedFan to measure my laptop temperatures. On idle it measured about 60-62C, watching Youtube and browsing - above 80C, gaming (GTA V) - 97-101C. I've noticed some performance drops while gaming, but i cant be so sure because i never checked the FPS before my motherboard and CPU got changed.

Long story short, i took my laptop to the warranty service once again because of the heating issues, thermal paste was changed, and i saw about 3-5C temperature drop on idle (never below 55C) and while gaming it averaged around 93C. I still wasnt happy with the results so i took it to service once again. Absolutely nothing was done after 2 weeks (or as the guys at the warranty service claim), telling me everything is fine, and only now i decided to stress test my laptop. I ran prime95 only for an hour, didn't get above 94C, and ran 10 tests on 'very high' in IntelBurnTest. IntelBurnTest never went above 91, and the test was a success, collecting no errors whatsoever. The temperature of my room is 19-20C.

Should i be worried for the well being of my laptop?
Are these temperatures considered safe?
What can i do to minimize these temperatures? Would an external cooler help specifically for this laptop?
Thank you for your answers!
 

Ironsounds

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Hello... Have you checked your CPU or System fan setting/options in the BIO's? I would suggest a more aggressive PWM curve setting/speed... Cool Air flow is needed.
I run a GPU with a 40% idle curve, and Find my GPU runs cooler when stressed... but is it nosier at idle.

The Flatness between the CPU LID/Chip and the LOW MASS AL/CU cooler makes all the difference in the world... and your "fresh and new" may not be as Flat as your OLD one... you could of had the "golden Ticket" combination with the previous one. B /
 

Ironsounds

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Hello... Laptops are designed for LOW power and Small size... Gaming Systems are not of this Build... and you are finding out that the SIZE of materials used, makes a difference in Thermal performance. Heat is directly related to the failure of Components/materials... it's the Physics of our physical world.
I would suggest stop stress testing your components to a faster life cycle... It is what it is, and won't get any better B )

I hosted a SC2 Party... One friend has the latest powerful thin MAC... We had to Place a table fan next to it from overheating... very annoying noise, But Apple found away to place all them high power components it to a Small place... But forgot to place any Cooling fans into it. When Playing with him on SKYPE... we always hear a constant whirling noise through his MIC B /
 

Quixit

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You're kinda stuck with the thermal performance the laptop manufacturer specced it for, the numbers you've posted are pretty normal for a mainstream notebook.
 

RAZER Gamer

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Well most CPUs don't like being over 70 - 75 degrees C and can get damaged if at high temperatures like 80+C. However, GPUs are very different because most GPUs are ok at temperatures up to 90-100 degrees C.

Yeah those temperatures are very high, but personally I don't own a laptop just a desktop at the moment and usually laptop can withstand very high temperatures whilst doing gaming, etc. However, your idle temperatures are very very hot considering that most idle temperatures are between 25-45C for both CPU and GPU.

You can buy a laptop cooling stand like this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TeckNet-Laptop-Notebook-Cooling-Cooler/dp/B0164R63W6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461175168&sr=8-1&keywords=Laptop+cooling+stand

This one has good reviews and isn't too expensive and should help cool your temperatures :)
 

Vykiss

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Thanks for the answers! As for guys such as Ironsounds - im posting this because im a bit worried about the temperatures because it wasnt as it used to be (before the warranty service), just to find out if they did the job well. Im kinda bummed that i never measured the temperatures prior the service, because im sure my laptop used to be much, MUCH cooler, and i find it strange that a fresh and new motherboard and CPU works noticeably hotter than an almost 3 year old one.

Also, im comparing my temperatures to the guy who created this thread: http://www.tomsguide.com/forum/82195-35-safe-laptop-temperatures-precuations as his laptop specs are very familiar.

Thanks again for the answers!
 

Ironsounds

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Hello... Have you checked your CPU or System fan setting/options in the BIO's? I would suggest a more aggressive PWM curve setting/speed... Cool Air flow is needed.
I run a GPU with a 40% idle curve, and Find my GPU runs cooler when stressed... but is it nosier at idle.

The Flatness between the CPU LID/Chip and the LOW MASS AL/CU cooler makes all the difference in the world... and your "fresh and new" may not be as Flat as your OLD one... you could of had the "golden Ticket" combination with the previous one. B /
 
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